10 Lottery Winners Who Lost Millions

Jack Whittaker

At the time Jack Whittaker won the $314 million Powerball jackpot, it was the largest lottery reward ever awarded.

Lara and Roger Griffiths

Less than ten years after the British couple won a $2.19 million jackpot, Lara and Roger Griffiths' marriage broke down.

David Lee Edwards

David Lee Edwards of Kentucky was homeless and sharing a storage shed with his wife five years after winning a $27 million prize.

Mickey Carroll

Mickey Carroll, then just 19 years old, became an early adult with the equivalent of $11.8 million after winning a British lottery.

Callie Rogers

Rogers was only 16 years old when she won the equivalent of $2.3 million in 2003. She had little money in the bank in 2013, ten years later.

Curtis Sharp

In 1982, Curtis Sharp won $5 million in the New York lotto. Sadly, his tale was one of poverty to riches and back again.

Evelyn Adams

When Evelyn Adams won two multi-million dollar New Jersey lottery prizes in 1985 and 1986, she created lottery history. Her earnings totaled $5.4 million.

William Post

Despite having won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania Lottery in 1988, William "Bud" Post was penniless when he passed away in 2006.

Janite Lee

When she filed for bankruptcy eight years later, she had $2.5 million in debt and less than $700 in the bank.

Marva Wilson

When the great-grandmother won $2 million in the Missouri lotto in 2008, a con artist by the name of Freya Pearson swiftly identified her as a victim.

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